When looking for an assisted living facility, it’s important to be picky. Whether there are many options in your area or just a few, doing thorough research before committing is essential to finding a happy, long-term home for you or your loved one.
Here are some tips to help you find the best place in your community and stay organized throughout the process.
There are more people in your community who are connected to assisted living facilities than you might think. People who are your age, for instance your friends or coworkers, may also have elderly parents who may already be happily living in a senior care center. Your family physician may also have a recommendation or two.
Ask people about which facilities they considered, the perceived quality of care upon visiting and the factors that ultimately helped them to make their decision.
Read Before You Go
Most assisted living facilities have websites to help you get the feel of the place before you drive out for a visit. Check the website for visiting hours so you know when you’ll be able to see your parents. Look for details on the activities they offer for residents. If your family member has any special needs, like diabetes care or specific dietary restrictions, it’s good to get an idea if they specialize in that area.
There can be a lot of factors that affect your decision. After visiting three different facilities, it can be easy to forget which had the best dining facility and which had the most serene garden. Akash Brahmbhatt, owner of two assisted living facilities in Texas, recommends that you write down details as you tour through each option and to ask questions along the way. When you get home after your last visit, you can reflect on your notes and weigh out pros and cons.
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